Christine Padesky

Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., is considered one of the leading cognitive therapy workshop presenters in the world, appreciated for her depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humoured warmth. She has presented over 350 workshops to more than 40,000 professionals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy's founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D.  Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience interaction and practical skills.

Co-founder of the Centre for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Padesky is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Dr Padesky is co-author of books translated into 22 languages including Collaborative Case Conceptualization, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood, and Cognitive Therapy with Couples.  

In 2002, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) named Dr. Padesky the “Most Influential International Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist.”  In 2003 she received recognition for her Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the California Psychological Association. In 2007 the Academy of Cognitive Therapy honoured her with its Aaron T. Beck Award for enduring contributions to the field.